Community News

Sr. Dorothy Hall on the Importance of Ministry

Published 07/22/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   To say Sr. Dorothy Hall, OP’s ministry last year was challenging would be an understatement. For Sr. Dorothy, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, her ministry as a Pastoral Associate at St. Charles Borromeo Resurrection and All Saints Church in Harlem is essential....

OPSCC Justice Committee Event with Robin D'Angelo

Event date: 08/15/2021
The OPSCC Justice Committee will be holding a Zoom Session with Robin D'Angelo on August 15th from 2 pm - 3:30 pm. To learn more and RSVP contact Sr. Ceil Lavan at 

Deeptime Leadership Program Starts Sept. 22 (Nine Month Program)

Event date: Starts Sept. 22 -- Nine Month Program
History is governed                by those overarching movements that give shape and meaning to life by relating the human venture    to the larger destinies of the Universe. — Thomas Berry, The Great Work Announcing: Deeptime Leadership & Personal...

Sr. Cely Byrnes Retires From Siena House

Published 07/14/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   After 20 years of ministry at Siena House, Sr. Cely Byrnes, OP, a Sister of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, retired as Director of Operations. Sr. Cely shared, “I’ve been planning retirement for three years, and finally, three months ago, I decided that this was the moment (to...

Conversation about Ending Human Trafficking

Event date: July 14
How can we help those we cannot see? How does one empower those who are in chains? Human trafficking, as far-reaching and insidious as a global pandemic, knows no boundaries—whether by online home invasions or physical coercions dressed as dreams. Join us for our next episode of “Exploring Intersections: Catholic Sisters on Racism, Migration...

A Sister's Story tory ~ Sr. Marie Glennon, PBVM

Published 06/30/2021
 Pleas watch our newest video on Sr. Marie! She shares her story on how she became a Presentation Sister and what ministries she felt called to. Click this link to see the video!  Video also  can be found on our social media sites  Facebook:

S. Alex Honored by Monsignor McClancy Memorial High School

Published 06/24/2021
In May, Sister Alexandria was honored by Msgr. McClancy Memorial High School in East Elmhurst, Queens, for her work on the school's Board of Directors for the past seven years. This award is “the highest honor bestowed by McClancy high school for character, leadership, achievement and service.” The school published a short biography of S....

20th anniversary of the National Preaching In Action Conference

Published 06/24/2021
During the week of May 25th, twenty-eight students from Dominican universities and colleges from around the country as well as 12 mentors and 25 presenters came together virtually to celebrate the 20th year of the National “Preaching in Action” Conference. The participating universities/colleges included Albertus Magnus College, CT;...

Sr. Mary Flood Honored as Woman of Distinction

Published 06/17/2021
Congratulations to Sr. Mary Flood of the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York! In late April, Sr. Mary was honored as a Woman of Distinction for the 97th Assembly District, which includes Orangetown and Ramapo. The Women of Distinction honorees were nominated by community members, then selected by Assemblyman Mike Lawler, and...

There's Room at the Inn: S. Margaret Smyth

Published 06/08/2021
On May 1, Sister of St. Dominic of Amityville Margaret Smyth, OP, presented No Room for Them in the Inn as part of an ongoing online series for The Year of St. Joseph sponsored by the Vicars of Religious of the Dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre in New York. S. Margaret -- the Founder of the Northfork Spanish Apostolate...

A Sister's Story ~ Sr. Josephine Brennan, PBVM

Published 05/27/2021
Here is the video posted to our social medias.  Facebook:   Youtube:  Instagram:  Twitter:     

2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K Recap

Published 05/27/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   The 2021 Virtual Nun Run/Walk 5K looked much different from past events but was undoubtedly just as memorable. From May 8th until May 16th, runners and walkers throughout the country participated in the Nun Run/Walk from their hometowns. Mary Margaret Schroeder was the overall...

Latina women artists

Event date: May 23 through July 17
An exhibit featuring the works of three Latina women artists opened on May 22 at the Marie Louise Trichet Art Galery at Wisdom House, Litchfield, CT.  

Leviticus Fund will announce launch of Legacy Fund, introduce founding members

Event date: 5/20/21
LEVITICUS FUND WILL ANNOUNCE LAUNCH OF LEGACY FUND, INTRODUCE FOUNDING MEMBERS Thursday, May 20 at approximately 10:15 a.m. - During Virtual Annual Meeting of Members FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Media is invited to attend and cover TARRYTOWN, NY (5/17/21) — 38 years ago this month, in May 1983, 27 religious congregations pooled $360,...

Ministry to Transgender Persons: A Pastoral Response

Event date: Friday, May 21st, 2021
The third and final zoom session on transgender ministry for women and men religious will be on Friday, May 21st from 1:00-2:30 pm EST.  The presenter will be Deacon Ray Dever from the Diocese of St. Petersbury, FL.  Deacon Ray has an adult transgender daughter and is a frequent speaker and writer on matters of faith in the LGBTQ+...

Reaching In & Reaching Out: Our Call to Ecological Relationship (Zoom)

Event date: May 22, 2021
In today's world of isolation, we feel a call in our hearts to create connections of love and hope. Join us as we deepen our relationship with the Creator and all of creation in a day of discovery, play, reflection and inspiration. This three-hour program will include online prayer, discussion, and offline reflecting including interacting with...

How Do We Find God in the Everyday?

Published 05/13/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   In a world full of endless distractions such as addicting technology, social media, constant sensational news, it is sometimes difficult to find God in the everyday. These distractions often take up valuable time, leading to wasted days while the world goes on around us. In a...

How Awareness Motivates Sr. Ceil Lavan

Published 05/13/2021
By Katie Beckmann Mahon, Communications Manager   Sr. Ceil Lavan, OP, is one of the fiercest advocates that you will ever meet. In her ministry as Justice Promoter for the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt, New York, you can almost always find her on the frontlines of the congregation’s advocacy efforts. In a recent episode...

Dominican Sister Eileen Connor Earns Award from St. John's University

Published 05/09/2021
Sister Eileen Connor has been selected for the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award from St. John's University with the Collins College of Professional Studies. She has been an adjunct professor there for 14 years in the Humanities Department teaching Philosophy Core and Ethics courses. This...

The True Cost: Stories of Human Trafficking

Event date: May 22, 2021, 1pm - 3pm CDT, Free Admission, on Zoom
  The True Cost:  Stories of Human Trafficking, written production by Jenny Magnus performed by Still Point Theartre Collective, a Chicago non=profit, gives voice to the forgotten ones:  the people sho are forced into sexual servitude; the chilcren who are exploited for slave labor; the adults who are lured into domestic...

A New Well: Clean Water for the Sol Naciente Community

Published 05/04/2021
After years of hard work, the community of Sol Naciente and the Village of Once, El Salvador, has a new well and clean running water pumped into the homes of 38 families.  What began as a mission trip of Molloy College and Dominican College to help the village of Amityville Dominican Sister Flor Buruca, blossomed into a beautiful...

Livestream Sara Thomsen Concert is May 12

Event date: Wednesday, May 12
Please join the Sisters of St. Francis, Clinton, for a Livestream Sara Thomsen Concert of Celebration and Gratitude Wednesday, May 12, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Streaming live on

Ursuline Sisters of Toledo, Ohio Leadership Team's Statement on Racism

Published 04/28/2021
Ursuline Sisters of Toledo, Ohio Leadership Team’s Statement on Racism The Ursuline Sisters of the Sacred Heart Leadership Team stand together to confront the destructive effects of racism on our communities and our country. The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd marks the end of another chapter of unjust...

FSPA answers call at the border: April 25-May 9

Published 04/28/2021
In the spirit of the FSPA provocative movement to build bridges of relationships that stretch us to be people of encounter who stand with all suffering in our Earth Community, and educating ourselves on the intersection of climate crisis, racism, and migration, the FSPA Encuentro@TheBorder group has commissioned a team to respond to an...

A Sister's Story

Published 04/23/2021
A mother, grandmother, great grandmother and Presentation Sister. Watch this video to hear Sr. Stella’s story and learn how she became a Presentation Sister. Here are the links: Youtube link:  Facebook link: Twitter link: ...